So, you’re getting ready to sell your home, but the home inspection report has arrived with a laundry list of fixes. Don’t panic! Many of these issues can be easily handled. Let’s dive into how you can take care of these fixes yourself or decide when it’s time to call in the pros at Saturday Savers.

Addressing Electrical Concerns

Electrical issues can sound daunting, but some are quite manageable. Replace any burnt-out light bulbs, fix loose outlets or switches, and address any exposed wiring. Anything more than that, like faulty wiring or circuit problems, it’s safer to have a professional handle it.

Plumbing Problems Made Easy

Leaky faucets, running toilets, and slow drains are common. Fix leaky faucets by replacing washers or O-rings, adjust or replace flapper valves in running toilets, and try using baking soda and vinegar to clear slow drains. For major pipe issues, a plumber’s expertise might be necessary.

Patching Up Wall Imperfections

Small holes or cracks in walls are typical findings. Use spackle to fill in small holes and sand it down for a smooth finish before painting. Larger holes might require a patch kit and a bit more patience but can be managed with some DIY tutorials and effort. Major holes may require someone with more expertise to provide structure behind the wall for a patch and to match the wall texturing.

Addressing HVAC Concerns

Regular maintenance, such as changing air filters, can solve minor HVAC issues. However, if there are bigger problems like malfunctioning components or inefficient systems, it’s best to bring in HVAC professionals for an inspection and repairs.

Repairing Roofing Issues

Minor roof repairs like fixing shingles or sealing small leaks can often be tackled by a homeowner with the right tools and materials. However, for extensive damage or complicated issues, contacting a roofing expert is the safest route.

Fixing Flooring Problems

Repairing scratches or small damages in hardwood floors is manageable with the right tools and materials available at local hardware stores. However, for major damages or issues with subfloors, professionals need to be called to ensure proper leveling and structure issues and to pass further inspections.

Dealing with Structural Concerns

Issues related to the foundation or structural integrity of the house should be addressed by professionals from the get-go. Cracks in the foundation, uneven floors, or significant structural damage require expert evaluation and repairs for the safety and stability of the home.

Curb Appeal Fixes for Exterior

Boosting curb appeal can be as simple as trimming bushes, cleaning gutters, and repainting the front door. Tasks like repairing damaged siding or addressing major landscaping issues might require professional help.

Handling these fixes yourself can save money and demonstrate your home’s care, but remember, safety is key.

Saturday Savers are here to help you tackle those more challenging repairs, ensuring your home is in top shape for a successful sale. Good luck getting your house market-ready!